Earth Day 2019 Highlights: On the occasion of Earth Day 2019, several events and campaigns are being held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This is a day which is meant to emphasise the need to protect the planet and preserve its environment.
Google Doodle Monday celebrated Earth Day 2019. On the occasion, it took people across the planet to take a look at some awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it. The interactive slideshow that Google has put up explores a total of six such organisms along with their “earthly superlative” — its unique quality.
According to Earth Day Network, this year’s Earth Day is dedicated to protecting species and raising awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction. Earth Day was first celebrated in the US in the 1970s, and went global by the 1990s — it is now celebrated in at least 192 countries. The idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin. Nelson, who had been a witness to the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, felt the urgency of the matter.
Earth Day 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Latest news and updates from across the world.
People celebrate Earth Day with awareness programmes.
Girls pose for a selfie during an awareness program to save earth on the eve of the Earth Day at Rani Durgavati Museum, in Jabalpur. (PTI photo)
Mahindra & Mahindra's initiative to plant a tree is unique!
Car manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra's initiative to plant a tree is very unique - you tweet to them with #ProtectOurSpecies, and on behalf of you, they plant a tree.
Birds are losing their habitats at an alarming rate, but you can help save their home. Tweet to us, and we will plant a tree on your behalf to #ProtectOurSpecies. #RiseForGood #EarthDay #EarthDay2019 #RiseAgainstClimateChange— Mahindra Rise (@MahindraRise) April 22, 2019
Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra's message on Earth Day
Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra has a message to spread on this Earth Day, calls upon his fans to do their bit.
Suited Up! Post my dive in the lap of Mother Earth! 🥽🌊💚— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) April 22, 2019
It's scary that all this natural beauty might not even exist for our future generations if we don't learn how to respect it & preserve it. Let's pledge to do our bit, doesn't matter how big or small on this #EarthDay 🌎🌊 pic.twitter.com/bSN4dUSei0
National Geographic makes you take the #PlanetorPlastic pledge
United Nations gives you an insight into what you can do this Earth Day
On this Earth Day, the United Nations' list of 'What you can do' will help you with ideas.
Trillions of microplastic particles are already in our oceans.— United Nations (@UN) April 22, 2019
On Monday's #EarthDay, learn how you can help #BeatPlasticPollution & take #ClimateAction for #CleanSeas: https://t.co/0y09Pm7Fa7 pic.twitter.com/ElYILno997
Indian National Congress urges everyone to do everything to save planet earth
पृथ्वी हमारा एकमात्र घर है और इसे बचाने के लिए हमें सब कुछ करना चाहिए। कांग्रेस ने वर्तमान और भविष्य की पीढ़ियों के लिए हमेशा सुरक्षित वातावरण की वकालत की है। हमने अपने 2019 घोषणा पत्र में वायु प्रदूषण से राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल के रूप में निपटने का वादा किया है।#EarthDay pic.twitter.com/i1AmN5webR— Congress (@INCIndia) April 22, 2019
WWF encourages people to take part in their month-long Earth Day challenge
PM Modi urges people to focus on sustainable development
Today on #EarthDay, we bow in reverence to Mother Earth. For years, this great planet has been home to phenomenal diversity. Today we also reiterate our commitment to work towards the well-being of our planet, focus on sustainable development and mitigating climate change.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 22, 2019
UN chief António Guterres urges people to take climate action
Deforestation is worsening endangered status of Red Pandas
Red Pandas aren't just impossibly cute, threats like deforestation and the illegal pet trade are worsening their endangered status. Learn more about how the Photo Ark is working to save species https://t.co/PP5xwgpT1b #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/JbZ8eMrW2K— National Geographic (@NatGeo) April 22, 2019
Celebrate Earth Day with NASA
Our magnificent planet is ready for its close-up 📸, & on #EarthDay, April 22, we’re calling on YOU! Help us celebrate by uploading a photo of your favorite natural features using #PictureEarth. Learn how your pictures could be featured in future projects: https://t.co/gDOQtg6iDs pic.twitter.com/xwlYMqqBqu— NASA (@NASA) April 21, 2019